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For astronaut, UNTHSC was where it all began

By Alex Branch Scientists who studied at UNT Health Science Center have taken their skills to all parts of the world. Jim Pawelczyk, PhD, took his into space. Almost 20 years ago, he boarded space shuttle Columbia as a payload specialist on a 16-day flight devoted to the study of the brain and central nervous Read More »

Jun 28, 2017

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Teamwork that improves patient care

By Alex Branch   A new collaboration between UNT Health Science Center and JPS Health Network will ensure that physicians receive the highest quality continuing education opportunities and enhance patient care and safety in Tarrant County. On June 1, the Health Science Center’s Office of Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) began designing and managing continuing Read More »

Jun 20, 2017

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Better communication, better doctors

By Alli Haltom It had all the appearances of an improv class. Instructors were leading nearly 60 participants in role-playing exercises involving time travelers, smart phones and the challenges of telling a story of a harrowing event in just 18 seconds. But it was a curriculum demonstration – not an acting class – led by Read More »

Jun 15, 2017

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GSBS students are transforming lives — and the world

By Betsy Friauf Since its first class graduated in 1994, these 2,250 alumni have: Blazed trails in research Educated thousands of students, from elementary schoolers to post-docs Made communities stronger and healthier, the world over A prime example is Hassan Azzazy, PhD, Professor of Chemistry at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. He leads the Read More »

Jun 13, 2017

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Graduating students earn honors

Congratulations to our many graduating students who earned honors from their schools! Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Dean’s Award for Scholarly Achievement in Research—Jaclyn Bermudez Dean’s Award for Scholarship Achievement in Academics—Brent Shell Graduate Student Association Award, Outstanding Member—Frank Wendt Graduate Student Association Scholarship—Chaitanya Joshi, Nicole Novroski, Justin Sprick, Santosh Thapa, Frank Wendt and Rachel Read More »

Jun 13, 2017

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Hands-on learning for high school students

By Jan Jarvis   Ian Massey slipped on purple gloves and grasped a human lung without hesitation. “It feels kind a rubbery,” said Ian, 14. “You can push on it anywhere and it bounces back.” The anatomy lesson is one of the many reasons that students attending the Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences Summer Bridge Read More »

Jun 7, 2017

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Conference to focus on health disparities in cancer

By Alex Branch National experts, local officials, community leaders, faculty and students will come together June 8-9 to discover ways to reduce cancer disparities at UNT Health Science Center’s 12th annual Texas Conference on Health Disparities, hosted by the Texas Center for Health Disparities. The conference, “Evidence-Based Approaches to Reducing Cancer Health Disparities,” will focus on Read More »

Jun 5, 2017

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Improving patient outcomes through health literacy

By: Sally Crocker   The prescription bottle said, “Take one tablet as needed,” so the patient did – repeatedly – going far beyond the recommended daily dosage. A health information pamphlet for teens titled “Adolescent Transitional Care Policy” became much clearer when given the new headline, “You’re Becoming an Adult!” In another example, plain language, Read More »

May 30, 2017

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An ‘unexpected honor’ for pharmacy student

By Jan Jarvis Being appointed as student regent for the UNT System Board of Regents came as an unexpected honor for Haley Leverett. The UNT System College of Pharmacy student is one of 10 regents from schools throughout the state who have been appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott to serve a year-long term beginning June Read More »

May 25, 2017

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Fort Worth’s first class of pharmacists

By Jan Jarvis For Nola Curry, the dream of becoming a pharmacist had to wait. She instead trained to become a licensed vocational nurse while still in high school and worked in long-term care facilities after graduation. A few years later, she put her career plans on hold to marry and start a family. 2017 Read More »

May 16, 2017